iOSEvery once in a while, an app freezes on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can try force quitting the app by holding the icon down in the app switcher at the bottom, but sometimes an app freezes so hard that you aren’t able to force quit. That’s when a hard reset can come to the rescue.

To perform a hard reset, do the following:

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  • Hold down the power button until the Slide to Power Off message appears
  • When the message appears, release the power button
  • Now hold the Home button at the bottom of the device until the problematic app quits


This tip is extremely helpful when on occasion you come across a rogue game or suspect app on the App Store!